In welcoming the change of seasons we wanted to bring attention to two events happening here in the Emerald City, one this Spring and one in the Fall. The latter is of course the 7th Annual Esoteric Book Conference, which is being hosted by Catamara Rosarium and myself at the University of Washington. The other event, takes place April 25th
The 2015 Esoteric Book Conference
The Esoteric Book Conference is an annual international event to bring together authors, artists, publishers and bookmakers working in the field of esotericism. In addition to presentations by notable authors and scholars, the conference opens it doors to publishers and booksellers showcasing new & used books as well as rare and hard-to-find esoteric texts. For two days the conference hosts the largest selection of esoteric books under one roof. Contemporary esoteric publishing, finepress book arts and antiquarian texts are offered to augment the libraries of readers, scholars and collectors alike.
This multi-disciplined conference will feature presentations by contemporary authorities researching and working in esoteric currents both East & West. Western Esotericism, Gnosticism, Theosophy, Mythology, Shamanism, Rosicrucianism, Sacred Sciences, Occulture and World Religions are among the subjects to be represented. An esoteric book fair and art show will also be on site allowing education, vending and networking in a unique field of literary, historical and cultural arts.
This conference offers several opportunities for promotion, networking and exhibition for publishers, authors and artists who work in the esoteric publishing field. There will be two days of presentations wherein authors and scholars may present lectures as well as a book fair with scheduled book signings. On Saturday night there will be an evening of entertainment featuring various ritual performances.
New Expanse Vol.1
A diverse and engaging evening of active listening and presentation that moves beyond the typical live concert or lecture to offer the public a new space that is educational, current, and refreshing. This event brings together different artists and speakers who create significant content and dialog through their work. This event is will be graciously hosted in conjunction with the Wayward Music series at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford. [Facebook Event Invite].
William Kiesel will be participating by discussing Hermetic Enigmas in a presentation called the Language of the Birds. Other participants include Garek Jon Druss and Randall Dunn, two striking and important sound artists in the Northwest. If you are in Seattle April 25th please feel welcome to join us!
Saturday April 25th at 7:30 | $10.00 donation
The Chapel Performance Space. 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. Seattle WA 98103
(located on the 4th floor of the Good Shepard Center)
Randall Dunn (MMOB, Sunn O))), Earth)
The prolific producer, engineer, and composer will present new work for modular synthesizer and voice.
Publisher William Kiesel will discuss Hermetic Enigmas in his presentation on the Language of the Birds.
Garek Jon Druss (A Story of Rats)
Performing a new piece for meditative listening, architecture, and sculpture.
Saturday April 25th
Doors at 7PM with performances beginning at 7:30, with a brief question and answer session to follow.